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constant attack. but in october 2009, the taliban launched the most ferocious assault ever. and unleashed a deadly downpour of fire like shooting fish in a barrel. >> 360 degrees, we were taking, you know, rpgs, machine gunfire, mortar fire was coming in. i mean, it was accurate. it was, you know, on target. it was pinning positions down. >> reporter: the americans were vastly outnumbered, nearly 400 to 52. in the first hour, three u.s. soldiers were killed. others pinned down by gunfire. and with no regard for his own life, romesha led five others on a rescue mission. >> it was going to be a knife fight, getting to where we were going. >> reporter: romesha took out an enemy machine gun and then was blown off his feed by a rocket-propelled grenade. but many americans were still missing. romesha rallied a search party and plunged back into the fight. >> we had so many guys we hadn't heard from in forever. my biggest concern was they were going to take bodies away. we weren't going to let that happen. >> reporter: then the unthinkable. taliban fighters made it inside the wire and on to the
with a member of the taliban. we have team coverage tonight. investigative reporter tony kovaleski has exclusive details about the suspect. we start with nbc bay area's arturo santiago with the details of this foiled plot. arturo? >> reporter: well, roj, the man was thought to be with the taliban, actually turned out to be an undercover fbi agent. he was so convinced he even developed a plan with the agent to train taliban fighters. but first, he wanted to blow up a bank. no one answered the door at the family home in san jose today, but neighbors say they heard about the man the fbi said was living here. >> it was shocking. >> to say the least. no, i don't have any information about those people. i've never met them before. i don't even know their names. >> reporter: in an affidavit, the fbi says during an undercover agent's initial meeting the suspect proposed car bombing the federal reserve bank in san francisco. they also say that the goal was to, quote, trigger a governme governmental crackdown which he suspected would trigger a right-wing counter response against the government followed by
pakistani girl shot by the taliban. her first message to the public next. >>> it's all about safety on the slopes. this will be a must-see report card for skiers and boarders he is pegs ly for parents. >> the first ever grading system every ski resort in the state has. >> reporter: only one ski resort in the state got an "f" for safety and the highest mark was a "b." we took to the slopes to get a firsthand look at hazards this new report identifies. >> this is a fixed cable. >> reporter: from cables at neck height. run down chair lifts to exposed metal poles. >> who is going to hit it downhill? >> reporter: a former ski patroller who has been involved in several injury lawsuits against the industry. >> the fences and the hazard marking and the signing and all that stuff is up there. but when you look at it closely, some of it's incredibly dangerous. >> reporter: to help people know about potential dangers on the mountain, he led a team of researchers who made unannounced visits to every ski area. his findings became the basis to this report card by the ski and snowboard foundation.
as a tragic story. malala yousufzai, the 15-year-old pakistani girl who was shot in the head by the taliban for promoting girls' education, has been formally nominated for the nobel peace prize. malala would be the youngest person ever to win the prestigious award. the winner will be announced in october. >>> after all that cold weather much of the country has been dealing with, finally some good news tonight. listen. >> an early spring for you and me! >> it's groundhog day and if you trust the prediction of a large rodent from western pennsylvania, spring will come early this year. punxsutawney phil failed to see his shadow this morning and according to legend that means warm weather is just around the corner. i'm going to take that at face value. >>> up next, behind a super bowl tradition that makes a big splash. >>> we're back tonight on the eve of one of the biggest nights in american sports. while there's disagreement on who will win tomorrow night's contest between the 49ers and the ravens, one thing is fairly certain. someone on the sidelines will be making a big splash. jenna wolfe
himself with the taliban, is that a fantasy or something he believed. those issues will be critical. >> matthew had his first court appearance this morning, he will be back in court for a bail hearing next wednesday in oakland. we are live in san jose, nbc area news. >> the affidavit in the case is full of troubling details about the bombing plot and the suspect's plan to escape to another country can. we posted the entire do you want on our website and we will have more at 6:00. >> i'm in the nbc bay area investigateive unit. a picture of the weapon that led to his 2011 arrest and why he served one year of a six-year sentence. that is coming up. >> we will see you then. big developments today in fairfield, police say they caught the killer on of a 13-year-old girl that was found dead in a local fairfield park. >> officers arrested this man this morning. he now faces murder charges in the death genelle conway allen. we are at the das office with new details. >> good evening, we just learned the suspect in the case, anthony jones is scheduled to be arraigned next wednesday. but the q
. but wardak province is a taliban stronghold, one of the hottest combat areas in afghanistan. so if karzai's playing politics here, it's an extremely dangerous game, lester. >> could this derail the planned 2014 withdrawal of the majority of troops, the schedule the administration is currently sticking with? >> well, people are already wondering that. president obama has already announced 34,000 troops. that's half the total american force will withdraw from afghanistan by the end of this year. but if u.s. forces are prevented from executing their missions, you may start to hear calls from here in washington to pull out all american forces sooner than planned. >> jim miklaszewski tonight, thanks. >>> john kerry made his debut on the world stage today as secretary of state. he will visit nine countries in europe and the middle east with syria and iran topping his agenda. nbc's chief foreign affairs correspondent, andrea mitchell, is traveling with him and is in london for us tonight. andrea, good evening. >> reporter: good evening, lester. as secretary kerry embarks on this first foreign tr
officials as he ordered all u.s. special op forces to leave a key battleground province and taliban stronghold in two weeks. u.s. military officials strongly deny u.s. commandos condoned or were involved in any kidnapping, torture, or murders of afghan civilians or suspects. >>> another ripple in the oscar pistorius story. he isn't the only one in his family accused of killing someone. an attorney for pistorius family confirmed his older brother, carl, is charged with culpable homicide, the equivalent of negligent homicide, after allegedly striking and killing a female motorcyclist with his car in 2008. his attorney says he's innocent and a test at the time proves alcohol was not involved. >> in his final blessing sunday days before his resignation, pope benedict said he's not abandoning the church but serve in a way more suitable to his age and strength. the pope has accepted the resignation of the cardinal from scotland following allegations of inappropriate behavior with other priests. who is to blame for the bp oil spill? today a trial will try to answer that question. opening s
became a global inspiration after she survived an assassination attempt by the taliban in pakistan, because she spoke out for the rights of young women. her name, malala, now being mentioned for the nobel peace prize. and tonight we're hearing from her for the first time since her remarkable recovery. our report from nbc's keir simmons in london. >> today you can see that i'm alive. i can speak. i can see you. i can see everyone. and i'm getting better day by day. >> reporter: malala yousafzai's first words on camera were to thank others. >> because all the people, men, women, children, all of them have prayed for me. and because of these prayers, god has given me this new life. >> reporter: she almost died. shot in the head last october by islamic extremists, because she fought for the right of young women to have an education. on saturday, she walked to the operating room. for five more hours of surgery. doctors implanted a titanium plate and a sophisticated hearing aid, repairing where the bullet smashed her skull and left her deaf in one ear. 24 hours later, malala was talking
, llaneza wanted to go to afghanistan to train taliban fighters right after this bank attack. instead he faces life in prison for attempted use of a weapons of mass destruction. his public defender today declined comment on the case, but llaneza is due back in court next wednesday. reporting live in san jose, stephanie trong, nbc bay area news. >> thank you, stephanie. the criminal complaint against llaneza claims his goal was to trigger a government crackdown followed by a right-wing attack, and eventually a civil war. our coverage continues the story on nbcbayarea.com. all you need to do is search fbi complaint and you can read the entire affidavit online. >>> we have new details on the murder of a controversial south bay millionaire. documents unsealed today reveal how ravi kumra was killed during a deadly home invasion at his monte sereno estate the suspects used packaging tape to blindfold and gag consume rachlt the suspects also tied the male victim's hands and feet behind his back. three men and a woman have been charged in connection with the case. police say kumra frequently hir
with the taliban. is that a fantasy or is that something he truly believed? so those issues will be critical. >> reporter: now that undercover fbi agent is with the south bay joint terrorism task force in san jose. he is charged with the attempted use of a weapon of mass destruction. live in san jose, i'm arturo santiago, nbc bay area news. >>> now let's it turn your attention to new details on the man and his past linked to high-power weapons. we started digging as soon as the story broke. tony kovaleski joins us now with exclusive investigation on 0 his criminal background, his mental history and why, tony, he was able to get out of jail after serving only one year of a six-year sentence. i know you talked to a source with intimate knowledge of this man. >> reporter: jessica, we've learned a great deal through court records and a variety of sources. he served in the marines but not a full term. he was discharged for medical reasons. he spent some time with family about three years ago in arizona before returning to san jose, according to his former attorney. the legal troubles started shor
was cleared of any misconduct. in afghanistan a top taliban commander has been captured. afghan forces say they arrested muhammad. officials believe he's behind several large attacks in pakistan. raj? >> thank you, janel. new tonight at 6:00, about 200 pages of transcripts from private hearings in the chandra levy case are public. attorneys for the man convicted of her murder says the case against him is built on a lie. the pages are heavily blacked out but his lawyers will will demand a new trial. modesto intern chandra levy disappeared in washington, d.c., in 2001 while interning for gary condit. the man was convicted of killing her primarily on the testimony of a prison informant. today's records indicate prosecutors learned a year ago there was a problem with a witness and defense attorneys are outraged that prosecutors didn't share that information for months. >>> it might be hard to believe but the federal minimum wage is lower right now accounting for inflation than it was 30 years ago under president reagan. president obama would like to raise the national minimum wage to $9 an hou
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% of their population now under afghan control and security. we've been able to diminish the taliban's capabilities. violence has gone down. we're also developing an afghan army that is increased its operational skill to provide security. so we're on the right path towards trying to give afghanistan the opportunity to govern and secure itself. >> general dempsey, very quickly, women in combat. implementing that. is there some movement on capitol hill to pass a law to make sure you don't change standards, somehow lower standards. do you think that's good legislation? >> they can legislate if they like. they don't have to do that, because -- >> you're not going to change your stance? >> we're going to make sure we have the right standards for right job to maintain the readiness of the force. my primary responsibility is the readiness of the force. there's also requirement as we open up occupational specialties to report to congress, and they would have the opportunity to ask us what we've done to standards. look, this really is about changing the paradigm from one of exclusiveness to inclusiveness to
man planned to blow up a b of a branch in oakland with the help of the taliban. 28-year-old matthew
in california. the fbi says an undercover agent introduced himself as being affiliated with the taliban. >> it's not only causing an international controversy but a local one, as well. the alameda county sheriff's department is making another pitch to buy and use unmanned aerial droughns. jodi hernandez joins us this evening from oakland with the details. >> the alameda county sheriff's department could become the first agency in the state to deploy droughns. the debate took center stage at a board of supervisors committee meeting here today. civil rights advocates hope to ground the proposal before it has a chance to take off. >> you're looking at the 4.4 pound aerial droerngs the alameda county sheriff's department wants to buy it. the drone or what the sheriff calls a small unmanned aerial system would be used to give officers a bird's eye view at crime scenes and search and rescue operations. >> these things have a 25-minute capability flight time. so for 25 minutes, to search areas for lost children or elderly or alzheimer's patients, to search an area that would be very difficult. >> the
and music was banned for years by the taliban. now with help from the state department, the world bank and other supporters, these young afghan children are enjoying a rare moment of harmony. 13-year-old leila zhari has been waiting two years for this moment, the chance to perform on the world stage, while breaking another taliban taboo, girls and boys playing music together. which do you like better, the drums or the trumpet? which is more fun? >> the drums. >> reporter: the drums? she's one of 48 young musicians who attend the only music school in afghanistan. where music was strictly banned under taliban rule. many in the group are orphaned by war. some even lived on the streets. today they're nearly 7,000 miles from home, bringing traditional sound from their homeland. the tambor, meksed with western harmonies they're also learning. organizers hope the young musicians can learn about america and america can learn about afghanistan. music is making a comeback. >> the future of afghanistan, where the children of the country are, the future and that hope is not dead. >> reporter: how
support for the taliban. he hoped the bombing would be blamed on anti-government activists and somehow spark a civil war. she expected back in court on wednesday. >>> a parolee who managed to escape from san jose police on wednesday is back in custody this morning. officers found anthony sanchez sleeping inside a stolen truck in san jose about 11:30 thursday night. police say he escaped from officers after being arrested on hillsdale avenue on wednesday. he was able to slip his handcuffs to the front of his body and then took off in a police van. he is now facing auto theft, burglary and drug charges. >>> coming up this morning on "today in the bay," giants fans, are you ready? baseball season almost here, and later this morning, thousands talking thousands, of people will flood the field at at&t park for giants fanfest. one giant star fans may not recognize. that story, plus, more of the morning's top stories coming up on "today in the bay" at 7:00. another local news update for you in just about 30 minutes. so you can see us again at 5:56. for now, it's back to the "today" show. >>>
. malala was shot in the head by the taliban last october in her native pakistan. she was oshot for her outspoken advocacy. >> today i can see that i'm alive. i can see you. i can see everyone. and today i can see that i'm getting better day by day. >> just an incredible young lady. she also announces the establishment of her new charity, the malala fund for girls' education. the message was recorded before malala's most recent surgery over the weekend, which the doctors have described as a success. >>> the president heads to minneapolis today to meet with local leaders on the issue of gun control. in his annual presuper bowl interview last night he addressed a range of other issues, including the risk of brain injury in children playing football. >> i want to make sure that we're doing everything we can to make the sport safer and that means that the game is probably going to evolve a little bit. >> president obama also addressed the boy scouts' longstanding policy of excluding gays and lesbians, saying that they should have, quote, access and opportunity the same way everyone else doe
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